The first chair for the throne of the Sultanate of Oman in the era of the late Qaboos bin Saeed
The first chair for the throne of the Sultanate of Oman in the era of the late Qaboos bin Saeed

On Saturday, the Supreme Defense Council of the Sultanate of Oman called the Council of the Royal Family to convene to determine who will transfer the rule of rule in the country after the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Saeed.

Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Saeed, died on Friday evening, at the age of 79, according to what the official Oman News Agency quoted the Royal Court as saying.

Sultan Qaboos, 79, has ruled the Sultanate of Oman since he assumed power in 1970, when he had no children and no successor was announced.

The Basic Law of the Sultanate of Oman, which was established in 1996, says that the ruling family chooses a successor within 3 days of the throne being vacated.

If the ruling family does not reach an agreement, a council that includes military and security officials, heads of the Supreme Court and the heads of the State and Shura Councils will announce the assumption of the person whose name the Sultan has secretly named in a closed letter ruling in the Sultanate.